Board of Directors

We are a 28-member board of directors made up of beef, dairy and veal producers, as well as industry stakeholders from the livestock marketing, retail and foodservice sectors. We also have ex-officio members rounding out our team from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania State University Department of Animal Science, and the Delaware Valley University Department of Animal Science. See full list below for FY2018-2019.

Chris Jeffcoat, CHair

Beef Federation Director, Statewide Beef Representative
Littlestown, PA

David Kearns, Jr., Vice-Chair

Market Representative
Bentleyville, PA

Adam Kauf, Treasurer

Statewide Beef Representative
Woodbury, PA

Ned Hower, Secretary

Eastern Region Beef Representative
Bethlehem, PA

Harrison Hartman, Director

Statewide Dairy Representative
Reinholds, PA

Dustin Heeter, Director

Statewide Beef Representative
Clarksburg, PA

Scott Mosemann, Director

Statewide Dairy Representative
Warfordsburg, PA

Allen Behrer, DIrector

Central Region Dairy Representative
Spruce Creek, PA

Mike Kunsman, Director

Veal Representative
LaJose, PA

Dr. John Ivancic, DIrector

Veal Representative
Sandy Lake, PA

George McQuiston, Director

Western Region Beef Representative
Harrisville, PA

Duff George, DIrector

Central Region Beef Representative
Carlisle, PA

Candice Dotterer White, Director

Statewide Dairy Representative
Mill Hall, PA

Frank (Butch) Otto, DIrector

Central Region Beef Representative
Breezewood, PA

George Hurst, Director

Eastern Region Dairy Representative
Lititz, PA

Marty Yahner, DIrector

Western Region Beef Representative
Patton, PA

Bob Martin, Director

Eastern Region Beef Representative
Orrtanna, PA

Amanda Butterfield, DIrector

Western Dairy Representative
Meyersdale, PA

Mike Gahagan, Director

Packer/Processor Representative
Sounderton, PA

Joe Beaman, DIrector

Food Representative
Cheswick, PA

Chuck Conzatti, Director

Retail Representative
Stoystown, PA

Deputy Greg Hostetter, DIrector

Ex-officio PDA Representative
Harrisburg, PA

Ben Williamson, Director

Ex-officio Penn State University Representative
University Park, PA

Natalie Crooke, DIrector

Ex-officio Delaware Valley College Representative
Doylestown, PA

Dick McElhaney, Director

Ex-officio Beef Board Representative
Hookstown, PA

Jana Malot, DIrector

Ex-officio Beef Board Representative
Harrisonville, PA

Darwin Nissley, Director

Ex-officio Region 1 Federation Division Nominating Committee
Mt. Joy, PA

Bobbi Dunn, DIrector

Ex-officio Western Region Beef Representative, Past Chair
Cochranton, PA


Ex-officio Center for Beef Excellence Representative